Nils Venge has been heading up winemaking at Saddleback Cellars since he planted the vines here in Oakville in 1978. With associate winemaker, Lars Bjorkman, you can count on traditional winemaking techniques that assure well-balanced, quality wines.
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Trousseau, the varietal most famously utilized to make port wine, is leveraged by our expert team here to create a "Late Harvest" dessert wine that will light your fire.
A dark purple in the glass with aromas of black tea and ripe currant. On the palate, bright and juicy, evoking the bursts of flavor found in peak-season cherries. Balanced tannins and a medium body lead to a cool, silky, long finish. This is an immensely approachable and food-friendly red wine. Pair with steaks, lamb, herb-crusted roasts and roasted vegetables.
The clever sourcing of diverse vineyard clones from around the Valley results in an exceptionally appealing well-balanced, layered Chardonnay.
Double trouble when you show up with this magnum of premium Napa Valley Cabernet. The 2006 vintage marked Nils' 25th Anniversary with Saddleback, and he decided to design a special bottle of Cabernet for the occasion!
Uniquely Saddleback, this Oakville-grown Pinot Grigio is distinctive and a rare find indeed. Planted on the property in 1995, the fruit from these treasured vines produces a delightful white wine full of character, thanks to a careful harvest at the peak of ripeness and neutral-oak barrel aging.
A straight-up stunner! "Classic Nils Venge Cabernet Sauvignon ... 92 Pts" -- Robert Parker Jr, Wine Advocate
93 PTS -- SF International Wine Competition (Gold Medal)
Only 79 cases made. Nils Venge's Reserve Cabernet is an iconic must-have from Napa Valley. Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, barreled 24 months in 100% French oak, and held in bottle for another 24 to rest before release. This is a rare and rewarding vintage, complementary to dining and friendly to the palate with smooth, balanced dark berry flavors. Phenomenal finish.
*A Posse wine club selection for March* Returning after last vintage's sell out, our Pinot Blanc is a unique and treasured Valley find. Sought after for its bright, floral aromas and flavors of stone fruit and silky honey, this medium-bodied white wine is a great pick for pairing with brunch and food in general.